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CWG 2022: India men’s table tennis team enters final after win over Nigeria



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The Indian men’s table tennis team continued their winning streak by defeating Nigeria 3-0 in the semi-finals of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Monday. This was another major performance by the Indian paddlers as they did not allow Nigeria to win any match.

In the first match of the tie, Indian pair Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran registered an easy 11-6, 11-7 and 11-7 win over Bode Abyodun and Olajide Omotoyo. With this win, they took India 1-0 in the tie.

In the next match of the tie, veteran India player Achanta Sharath Kamal beat Nigeria’s Aruna Qadri 3-1 to give India a 2-0 lead in the table tennis men’s team semi-finals.

In the third match, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran took the first game against Olajide Omotoyo. It was a close game as the Indian paddler emerged victorious with a score of 11-9. Sathiyan defeated Olajide Omotoyo 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8 in the men’s singles event to beat Nigeria 3-0 to help India reach the final where they will face Singapore.

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